2023 Rugby World Cup Betting

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2023 Rugby World Cup Betting

Every four years, the top teams in rugby union come together for the World Cup. The rugby betting suggests no stand-out contender in 2023, which should make for a hugely exciting tournament.  
The opening game between France and New Zealand could be a classic, and punters are set for seven weeks of non-stop action. Read on for our winner predictions and the betting markets you need to know for the Rugby World Cup. 

The 2024 Rugby World Cup

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be the tenth overall and the fourth that has seen France host games but their first as sole host. Four pools with five teams in each is how the first stage of the competition is lined up. The top pair in each pool head to the quarter-final stage, where the tournament becomes a straight knockout

Rugby Betting Markets

When it comes to rugby betting, there are a lot of options. Those who like to bet on a tournament outright will find all bookmakers offering the Rugby World Cup winner market. Individual games will see game winners, try scorers and handicap offerings.  
Make sure you shop around for the best prices out there, and whatever you bet on during the 2023 Rugby World Cup, please do so responsibly.  

Who lifts the Webb Ellis Cup? 

This is the big question when it comes to the Rugby World Cup betting, and we look over the leading contenders below.  
New Zealand 10/3 
The All Blacks have not entirely looked like the dominant force of old recently. Despite that, they still command plenty of respect. Winners of this event on three separate occasions, they arrive without the usual expectations. Can almost being an underdog help them? 
France 3/1 
As hosts, they kick off the tournament. Their opening match is a game against New Zealand. The winner holds the pole position in the battle for Pool A. The 2022 Six Nations winners will feel the pressure of the home crowd - will that be a help or a hindrance? 
South Africa 5/1 
The Springboks are always feared on the world stage. They are the reigning champions after beating England in the 2019 final. Like New Zealand, they have won this tournament on three occasions. In a group with Ireland will be an early test for them. 
Ireland 4/1 
The 2023 Six Nations winners, Ireland, will arrive full of confidence. Yet to make the semi-final stage of this competition, their current crop of players will be expected to make that breakthrough. Ranked the number 1 team in the world, is 2023 the year they finally come through? 


The four big sides should clash in the quarter-finals. The other side of the draw, which contains England and Australia, is weaker, but whoever wins will likely struggle to cope with the four above.  
Ireland have recorded wins over all the major players in the last year. Even though they have yet to make a semi-final at the Rugby World Cup, 2023 could see that run end in style. 


What are the betting odds on the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

It is tight between France and New Zealand for favourites, with both teams about 3/1. Ireland is 4/1, while South Africa is 5/1. At longer odds, you can find England and Australia at 10/1 while Scotland and Wales come in at 40/1. The biggest priced sides are Uruguay, Namibia, and Romania - they are all 5000/1. 

Can you bet on the Rugby World Cup?

Yes, you can bet on the Rugby World Cup Bookmakers have many different markets available for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Look out for them to add special price boosts and general bonuses for the tournament once the calendar turns to September. They will all be looking for your business, so when you bet, make sure you get the best odds.